Had my hero for a couple of months now and havn't regretted it at all. Lots of fuss about new phones coming out in the next few months (legend & desire etc) but the hero is still a great phone. The firmware upgrade has gotten rid of a lot of giggles and the 2.1 will be great. Android is definitely the way forward despite the new Windows announcement. The hero is still the best phone around and although the next 12 months will see some good phones come out I am still recommending my phone to my friends!